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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (file photo) Obama to Contend With High Expectations  Audio Clip Available
New president will have to contend with byproduct of his political success

Reduced new house prices in Springfield, Illinois, 18 Nov 2008 Price Declines in US Seen Boosting Risks of Deflation
Deflation - an overall fall in price level is a phenomenon associated with depression of 1930s

Election judges sort ballots according to the recount process in the tight US Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 19 Nov 2008 Vote Recount in Minnesota Senate Race Begins
If Al Franken wins, Democrats will be just one vote away from filibuster-proof majority

Al-Qaida number two Ayman al-Zawahiri video statement about president-elect Obama 19 Nov, 2008 Al-Qaida Insults Obama, Uses Racial Slur in Web Message  Audio Clip Available
Al-Qaida's second-in-command refers to US president-elect in Arabic as a 'house slave' in video posted on a militant Web site

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